speksteen

pfiddle

New Member
English, Ireland
Hi I'm looking for the English word for "SPEKSTEEN" a Dutch word for a kind of stone that sculpures use (amoung others).
Its greenish-brown and fairly rough in appearance till it's polished by the artist. (sounds a bit like me !!).
My sister in law used to carve lovely pieces out of this and it MIGHT be from Zimbabwe.
I need to know el pronto as my wife's bringing the pieces to an exhibition in Youghal Co Cork tomorrow.

pfiddle
 
  • Frank06

    Senior Member
    Nederlands / Dutch (Belgium)
    Hi,

    The English word is soapstone or steatite.

    Groetjes,

    Frank
     
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